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Metropolitan Museum of Art & Museum of Natural History Tour

Product ID: 128520
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Visit two of the Big Apple’s most iconic museums in one day, allowing you to make the most of your time in New York. Join our enthusiastic guide on this 5 hour tour that will explore history, art and nature’s marvels combining these two amazing museums.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 5 - 5.5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take the ultimate Museum Tour and cover it all in one day
  • Follow your expert guide into the best areas of each museum
  • See all the must-see pieces of art
Full description
Start with the Met and its roughly 2 million works of art and artifacts covering everything from Ancient Egypt to modern art. From the Great Hall, visit the museum’s most important galleries. Pass through the Medieval Europe Gallery on your way to the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace. Explore armory from the Middle Ages, including pieces worn by Henry VIII. The American wing hosts the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the famed portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware. A host of European painters including Vermeer, Picasso and Van Gogh awaits you as you learn about their troubled yet exciting lives.

After a break for lunch, check out a few of the 33 million objects housed in the American Museum of Natural History, covering basically all of Earth’s history. Begin with the museum itself as you learn about its history in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda. Your guide will then reveal how the dioramas are made as you explore the giant African mammals of the Akeley Hall. Then move towards the dinosaur exhibits where you’ll explore some of the most complete collections of dinosaur skeletons in the world. From the gargantuan Titanosaur to the more familiar T-Rex, you’ll feel like a kid again as you learn their stories. Then move on to hear about the North American Forests, featuring the giant Sequoia, before gazing up at the giant Blue Whale hanging overhead in the Hall of Ocean Life. Visit some American mammals as you learn about the National Parks of the United States. Finally, blast off beyond the orbit in the Rose Center for Earth and Space to feel unbelievably insignificant facing the mysteries of the cosmos

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Henry VIII armor, Tiffany Autumn landscape, Chicago Stock Exchange Stairs, Madame X, Pop culture then and now, Hudson River School, Washington Crossing the Delaware, Jan Vermeer, Madonna with Child, Picasson, Seurat, Van Gogh and more!

This 5.5-hour guided tour runs daily and it includes entrance fees for both Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History, a professional art historian guide, and private and semi-private tour options. Gratuities, food, drinks, and pickup or drop-off services are not included.
Includes
  • Entrance fees and skip-the-line access to the museums
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private and small group tour options
  • Walking tour
  • Maximum of 8 people per group
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Temporary exhibits

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The museum may be subjected to occasional closures without prior warning. When this occurs, you will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases, the local partner is unable to provide refunds or discounts
• Appropriate dress is required for entry
• No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin backpacks
• Due to increased security measures, some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access
• Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in these cases your guide will provide the information about these places before entering the specific rooms
• Small groups run with maximum 8 participants
• This tour runs with a minimum of 2 guests. If this is not the case, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
• Wheelchair-friendly tours are available upon request only
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Babylon Tours NYC

Product ID: 128520